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78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P.

Newest uploads! Auto-78-twitter.  Through the Great 78 Project the Internet Archive has begun to digitize 78rpm discs for preservation, research, and discovery with the help of George Blood, L.P.. 78s were mostly made from shellac, i.e., beetle resin, and were the brittle predecessors to the LP (microgroove) era.   @great78project for uploads as they happen.
Turntable used for 78rpm digitization of four simultaneous recordings with different needles.

The digitization project currently focuses on discs that are less likely to be commercially available--or available at all in digital form--particularly focusing on underrepresented artists and genres. Digitization will make this less commonly available music accessible to researchers in a format where it can be manipulated and studied without harming the physical artifacts. We have preserved the often very prominent surface noise and imperfections and included files generated by different sizes and shapes of stylus to facilitate different kinds of analysis.

There’s no way to predict if the digital versions of these 78s will outlast the physical items, so we are preserving both to ensure the survival of these cultural materials for future generations to study and enjoy.

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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by The Don Juan Quartet; Russ David
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Performer: The Don Juan Quartet Writer: Russ David Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: PC 7187...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, March, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Silvana Mangano; Giordano; Vatro
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Performer: Silvana Mangano Writer: Giordano; Vatro From I.F.E Film "Anna"; From the Soundtrack of the Film "Anna". Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood,...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Perez Prado "El Rey del Mambo" y su Orquesta; Carmencita Pernett y Tony Camargo; R. Vatro; F. Giordano
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Performer: Perez Prado "El Rey del Mambo" y su Orquesta; Carmencita Pernett y Tony Camargo; R. Vatro Writer: F. Giordano Bolero; de la pelucula "Anna"; Grabado en Mexico. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Geraldo and his New Concert Orchestra; G. Rodriguez
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Performer: Geraldo and his New Concert Orchestra Writer: G. Rodriguez Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Two stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: CO48957-2A Catalog number: 39967 Other IDs from...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Tito Rodriguez and His Orchestra; Justi B. Blanco
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Performer: Tito Rodriguez and His Orchestra Writer: Justi B. Blanco Mambo. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames....
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Geraldo and his New Concert Orchestra; J. Belmonte
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Performer: Geraldo and his New Concert Orchestra Writer: J. Belmonte Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Tito Rodriguez and His Orchestra; B. Capo
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Performer: Tito Rodriguez and His Orchestra Writer: B. Capo Bolero Mambo. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames....
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by The Don Juan Quartet; Russ David
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Performer: The Don Juan Quartet Writer: Russ David Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: PC 7188...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Pedro Vargas; Orquesta Luis Arcaraz; Slim Willet; Luis de Llano
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Performer: Pedro Vargas; Orquesta Luis Arcaraz Writer: Slim Willet; Luis de Llano Grabado en Mexico. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Perez Prado "El Rey del Mambo" y su Orquesta; D. Perez Prado
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Performer: Perez Prado "El Rey del Mambo" y su Orquesta Writer: D. Perez Prado Suby; Grabado en Mexico. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Silvana Mangano; Giordano; Vatro
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Performer: Silvana Mangano Writer: Giordano; Vatro From the Soundtrack of the Film "Anna"; From I.F.E. Film "Anna". Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood,...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Pedro Vargas; Orquesta Mario Ruiz Armengol; Ary Macedo; Ayrton Amorin
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Performer: Pedro Vargas; Orquesta Mario Ruiz Armengol Writer: Ary Macedo; Ayrton Amorin Sambo Cancion; Grabado en Mexico. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Silvana Mangano; Giordano; Vatro
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Performer: Silvana Mangano Writer: Giordano; Vatro From I.F.E. Film "Anna"; From the Soundtrack of the Film "Anna". Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood,...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Banda Espanola; R. Gascon
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Performer: Banda Espanola Writer: R. Gascon Paso Doble. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 21651-1 Catalog number: C-2312 Other IDs from the record include: (21651)
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Banda de Policia Mexicana; J. Rosas
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Performer: Banda de Policia Mexicana Writer: J. Rosas Schottisch. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 13696 Catalog number: C-2114 Other IDs from the record include: (13696)
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Banda Espanola; R. Gascon
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Performer: Banda Espanola Writer: R. Gascon Two-Step. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 21648 Catalog number: C-2312 Other IDs from the record include: (21648)
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Banda de Policia Mexicana; S. Rodriguez
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Performer: Banda de Policia Mexicana Writer: S. Rodriguez Vals. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 13687-1 Catalog number: C-2114 Other IDs from the record include: (13687)
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Perez Prado "The King of the Mambo" and his Orchestra; D. Perez Prado
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Performer: Perez Prado "The King of the Mambo" and his Orchestra Writer: D. Perez Prado Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5mil truncated eliptical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78